l'dor v'dor, ledor vador, ledorvador, l'dor vador
- from generation to generation
- "A major component of Judaism is passing traditions l'dor vador to keep them alive."
Languages of Origin
לדור ודור ledor vador - 'for all generations, forever' e.g., Ps. 146:10 and in the Shacharit liturgy.
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations
Using the phrase in English discourse is more common among non-Orthodox Jews. The Jewish English meaning/usage differs from the Textual and Modern Hebrew usage of this phrase. The Hebrew phrase meaning 'from generation to generation' is midor l'dor.
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